CIB seeking bids for stadium, convention security

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The Capital Improvement Board of Marion County has issued a request for proposals from firms interested in providing security services at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center.

CIB sent out the RFP Wednesday and expects to award a contract on March 14, with an official start date of April 16. Terms call for a three-year deal with the option for a two-year extension.

Companies can bid on one, two or all three of the desired services: 24-hour building security at the convention center, 24-hour building and event staffing at the stadium, and armed guards and special deputies for events at both locations.

Currently, ESG Security Inc. provides security at the convention center, California-based Contemporary Services Corp. provides security at the stadium, and Protection Plus Inc. supplies the armed guards, who are mostly off-duty police officers.

All companies are based in Indianapolis. Their contracts, which expire at the end of the year, have been extended through April 15.

The CIB's 2011 budget includes $3.1 million for security.

A consultant who put together the RFP told the CIB to “expect a highly competitive procurement with much interest.”

CIB Executive Director Barney Levengood said the group will reach out to firms nationwide that provide security for NFL functions to ensure they’re aware of the proposal.


  • Get it Right
    Lucas Oil Stadium security is provided by Contemporary Services Corporation. They are the compnay that was at the Convention Center and RCA Dome and then moved to the stadium and helped with the grand opening as well. It is very important to PLEASE report the facts.
  • Securatex
    Let's see if Securatex gets the contract. It's one of the most politically connected firms out there. I'm sure they'll hire B&T to grease the wheels.
  • Let's See can the taxpayers just use its owned asset.... The City Police Department?
    Maybe the City can settle with Former Deputy Chief Pierce...

    Here is a novel idea don't bid it. Just start hiring IMPD Officers and let the City Police provide the Security and let the Officer's make overtime!!! Get it... Lets get back to basics and have OUR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT PERFORM THE FUNCTION and allow the officers to make some overtime in a controlled fashion.

    Yeah Atlas your right the fix is in.... Mayor Marine and "The Graft" which surrounds him has already decided who they want.
  • the fix is in
    Why don't you just ask Barnes and Thornburg who they want to get the security contracts and we'll go with them.
  • Correction
    Contemporary Services Corporation, not Central Security & Communications (both companies are known as CSC) currently provides the 24-hour and event security at Lucas Oil Stadium. Please make sure the information you are providing to the public is correct.
    • Incorrect security firm
      Lucas Oil Stadium security is provided by Contemporary Services Corporation based in California.

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